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Indie June 2017

A few of my knitting patterns are being offered half price on Love Knitting to celebrate Independent Designers around the world who sell their patterns through Love Knitting Limited.  The offers are for this month only, the patterns will then return to their usual price.

https://www.loveknitting.com/tiger-paws-baby-hat-and-booties-knitting-pattern-by-sleake-knits

https://www.loveknitting.com/little-mice-baby-booties-knitting-pattern-by-sleake-knits

https://www.loveknitting.com/little-mouse-baby-hat-knitting-pattern-by-sleake-knits

https://www.loveknitting.com/flower-babys-cardigan-and-hat-knitting-pattern-by-sleake-knits

https://www.loveknitting.com/floral-flutters-cowl-knitting-pattern-by-sleake-knits

More Double Knitting

I knitted this ‘Prowling Cats’ Cowl using the double knitting technique in the round on a circular needle.  I found following the chart for the cat motifs a lot easier in the round than when using this technique for my ‘Cosy Sheep’ Cowl, which was knitted flat on two needles.

When knitting in the round you read every row of the chart from right to left.  The first stitch of each pair is knit in the colour shown on the chart whilst the second stitch of the pair is purled in the opposite colour, this applies to every row!  So a lot less confusing than knitting flat, when odd rows are worked the same as in the round, but for even rows you read the chart from left to right and have to remember to knit the first stitch of the pair in the opposite colour to that shown and purl the second stitch in the colour shown.

I have now published the pattern which you can find in my online shops:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/516418527/knitting-pattern-in-pdf-prowling-cats?ref=shop_home_active_3

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/prowling-cats-cowl

Fair Isle/Stranded knitting

I’ve been doing a lot of Fair Isle (stranded) knitting recently and have come up with the following designs.  The written patterns include instructions for knitting flat on two needles with a seam at the back and knitting in the round on a circular needle with no seaming necessary.  The patterns can be found in my online shops – see sidebar.

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Love Cats on a Hat

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Woolly Snowflakes Hat

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Woolly Snowflakes Cowl

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Woolly Sheep Hat

 

Fair Isle Chicks on an Egg Cosy

On a whim yesterday I decided to use an old Fair Isle pattern from my machine knitting days to make a hand knit egg cosy!  I wrote up the pattern today and would like to share it with you here Fair Isle Chicks Egg Cosy

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These cute Fair Isle Chicks look gorgeous decorating an egg cosy for your Easter breakfast table, however they could also be used on any number of projects – hats, mittens, scarves and so on.

You could also use the cosy to cover chocolate eggs for the children as an Easter surprise!

The cosy is an easy and quick knit, an ideal first Fair Isle project, why not make more than one using different colour combinations.

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Knitted Hearts

P1020913adI’ve been knitting lots of hearts today and wanted to share the pattern with you: Knitted Hearts

The hearts are a quick make, knit in garter stitch with increases and decreases used to shape them.

They could be used as appliques to embellish garments and accessories or as decorations, photo props, confetti, etc.

Use different yarn weights to make larger or smaller hearts.

 

 

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Frosty Mornings

Just wanted to share some of my early morning photos from the last week or so.  They feature The Hoot Family and The Chicks looking cute in the frost and, on one occasion, the snow!

Baby Hoot

Hilary Hoot

  

Harold Hoot

  

Little White Chick

  

Blue Chick

  

Baby Hoot

 

The Chicks – a new photo shoot

Been taking some up to date photos of The Chicks amongst flowers, which I can’t resist buying or picking.  Seem to be spending too much time behind the camera and not enough knitting at the moment!

 

the pink one

  

the blue one

  

the yellow one and the black one

  

the white one

 

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